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Where to buy Kanna

where to buy kanna

Where to buy Kanna

Kanna is a plant native to South Africa and has been used for centuries by local communities as a natural remedy for reducing stress, lifting mood, easing physical tension and promoting focus and endurance. It has recently become popular in the United States and can be found in many health food stores. Kanna is generally sold as either a chew, tincture, capsule or dried herb.

Kanna chews and tincture are a great way to get your daily dose of Kanna. They're easy to store and carry with you, ideal for those who lead busy lifestyles. Taking Kanna can have mood-enhancing and calming effects1, making it a great natural way for promoting well-being. If you're wondering where to buy Kanna supplements, don't worry- we've got you covered! Read on to learn more about  Kanna chews and tincture, their benefits and where to buy them.

Forms to take Kanna

Kanna can be taken in various ways, depending on your preference and lifestyle. Here are the most popular forms to take Kanna:

  • Chews: Kanna chews are among the most popular forms to take Kanna. Chews come in various flavors making them easy and convenient to ingest. They generally have a longer-lasting effect.
  • Tincture: Kanna tincture is a liquid form of Kanna extract and is taken by dropping the liquid into your mouth. This is a good option for those who don't like taking pills or capsules or are looking for a quicker onset with shorter duration. Kanna enters the bloodstream quickly when taken sublingually through the mucous membranes in the cheek and under the tongue. 
  • Smoking: Smoking Kanna can provide quicker effects, typically felt within a few minutes, which last about an hour or two. However, it may be harsh on the lungs, and individuals with respiratory issues should avoid it.
  • Tea: Kanna can also be consumed as a tea, one of the most soothing methods. Its effects on the body and mind are gradual and more subtle when taken this way since the tea is made from Kanna herb and not extract and therefore much less concentrated and potent.

About KA! Kanna Chews

KA! Kanna chews are a great way to get your daily dose of Kanna without worrying about the taste (since the raw herb tastes very bitter), are easy to take on the go, and honor the traditional way of collaborating with Kanna since communities in South Africa have been chewing the Kanna plant for centuries.  

Our KA! Kanna Chews contain a high-potency, standardized Kanna extract, full-spectrum Kanna herb and a proprietary blend of pure botanicals for maximum neuroprotective, feel-good and immune boosting benefits. The patent-pending formulation includes synergistic ingredients like snow lotus, the "tongue and spirit-tickling" acmella plant, lavender, mint, guar and acacia gum (which is what allows you to get your chew on) - all without any sugar, preservatives or artificial anything. Not only do we utilize an innovative patent-pending heatless process so there is no degradation of plant ingredients and their bioactivity, but our formulation contains unique phytochemicals that are non-synthesizable (a.k.a. cannot be accomplished) by pharmaceuticals.

Kanna Chew potential benefits

Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) is a succulent that grows in South Africa and has been used traditionally by the Khoikhoi and San indigenous peoples for mental, emotional and physical well-being. According to clinical studies, Kanna has been found to provide a subtle yet immediate energy boost that helps individuals feel more grounded, alive, connected and capable of managing everyday stress2. It is important to note that Kanna is non-addictive and  does not affect sobriety.

Here are the potential benefits of Kanna that is used in our chews:

  • Calms and lowers everyday stress (see footenote 2)
  • Uplifts and increases sense of well-being
  • Energizes and grounds at the same time 
  • Makes you feel more emotionally open and connected
  • Increases intimacy 
  • Enhances focus
  • Improves executive function and cognitive flexibility (see footnote 2)
  • Boosts creativity
  • Improves sleep quality3 with regular use
  • May curb excessive cravings (see footnote 4)

About KA! Kanna Tincture

Our KA! Kanna tincture is a sublingual, liquid supplement that contains no alcohol. It is designed to have a quick onset and make it easy to adjust your dose for immediate and long-term benefits. The tincture combines milk thistle, ginger, acmella and sandalwood to enhance and support Kanna’s effects.

Kanna Tincture potential benefits

Our Kanna tincture provides all the benefits of our Kanna chews but with a quicker onset and “peak” effects while providing flexible dosing for custom micro or macro Kanna use to accomplish:

  • Lifted, lively mood
  • Less everyday stress
  • Sustained grounded energy
  • Heightened cognition, mental acuity and focus
  • A deeper connection to self and others
  • An openness to life’s possibilities

You can take Kanna Chews and Tincture together

Combining our Kanna supplements creates a stronger, all-day effect that kicks in immediately. The Chews act as a time-release “foundational” layer, while the Tincture serves as an enlivening boost whenever you want to feel more.

Where can you buy Kanna Chews and Tincture?

Kanna chews and tinctures are available to buy online. Just go to our website ohmyka.com.

One pack of Kanna chews has 10 pieces or servings; each chew contains 30mg of high-potency Kanna extract for feeling uplifted and centered with grounded energy in a relaxed state of mind.

Each Kanna Tincture contains 1g of Kanna, which is approximately 30 doses or a one-month daily supply. Each recommended dose is 20 drops and contains 30mg of high-potency Kanna extract though you can always microdose with less. If you prefer to start slow, go for 5 drops - you can always take more.

Chews Your Aliveness With KA!

KA! Empathogenics was born out of pure inspiration of nature, deep respect for the healing wisdom of indigenous communities around the world and humanity’s call for more head-heart harmony. We are healers and scientists passionate about educating and sharing Kanna and other powerful plant medicines with the world. On a collective level, we believe Kanna is being rediscovered during this time of great transition as a gift for us to heal from disconnection and lonelines, so that ultimately we can remember who we really are.

Continue your Kanna journey on ohmyka.com to learn more and try some for yourself. Email us any questions you might still have at hi@kaempathogenics.com. We love connecting with our people.

We partner with doctors, plant medicine facilitators, circle leaders, integration groups and health practitioners of all kinds and would love to hear from you if you are interested in joining our heart-centered KAmmunity. DM us on Instagram @ka.empathogenics or email us at KAmmunity@kaempathogenics.com.

 

WARNING: Do not use Kanna or KA! products in conjunction with Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs), Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) or Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants without medical supervision by a qualified healthcare professional. If you are currently taking prescription medications or have any pre-existing medical conditions, please speak with your doctor or healthcare professional before using Kanna or KA! Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read here or on the website.

Disclaimers: Any content in this article and the KA! Empathogenics website is for educational and product information purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Information and statements regarding herbal supplements in this article and on the website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


1Manganyi, M. C., Bezuidenhout, C. C., Regnier, T., & Ateba, C. N. (2021). A chewable cure “Kanna”: Biological and Pharmaceutical Properties of Sceletium tortuosum. Molecules, 26(9), 2557. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092557;

2Harvey, A. L., Young, L. C., Viljoen, A. M., & Gericke, N. P. (2011). Pharmacological actions of the South African medicinal and functional food plant sceletium tortuosum and its principal alkaloids. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 137(3), 1124–1129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2011.07.035; Olatunji, T. L., Siebert, F., Adetunji, A. E., Harvey, B. H., Gericke, J., Hamman, J. H., & Van der Kooy, F. (2022). Sceletium tortuosum: A review on its phytochemistry, pharmacokinetics, biological, pre-clinical and clinical activities. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 287, 114711. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2021.114711

3Luo Yangwen, Wen Jing, Kanfer Isadore, Yu Pei, Patnala Srinivas. Sceletium Tortuosum: Effects on Central Nervous System and Related Disease. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. 2020 Jun; 10(6): 151-160; Bennett, A. C., Van Camp, A., López, V., & Smith, C. (2018). Sceletium tortuosum may delay chronic disease progression via alkaloid-dependent antioxidant or anti-inflammatory action. Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry, 74(4), 539–547. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13105-018-0620-6; Manganyi, M. C., Bezuidenhout, C. C., Regnier, T., & Ateba, C. N. (2021). A chewable cure “Kanna”: Biological and Pharmaceutical Properties of Sceletium tortuosum. Molecules, 26(9), 2557. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092557;

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